Borup (6266) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Dark brown colour with a small beige head, Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol and caramel.
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Low fluffy brown quickly disappearing head. Pitch black body. Coffee choccolate creamy roasted malt caramel aroma and flavor with a subdued alcohol note. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste. Lovely
Koelschtrinker (11035) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Süßlicher, stark malziger Antrunk. Ein getreidiges Aroma steht kurz alleine da, wird dann aber süß-würzig und wirkt mit der Malzigkeit ausgewogen. Vollmundig, Hopfen und Malz spielen gut miteinander. Dabei sehr süffig. Gut! /12/12/13//12
Jaksmart (434) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 4 years old. Dark brown color, small brown head. Aroma is buttery and thick with lots of smooth roast, coffee, chocolate and spices. Taste is quite sweet, also spicy with some oak, coffee and smooth liqourice. Maybe a little on the sweet side.
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little bitter, dark fruits and little liquorice.
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 180 ml from erzbierschof. Opaque black with short brown foam. Aromas of big roasted malt, fig, tobacco, dust, mushrooms and wet wood. The taste is similar, complex, coffee, licorice, vanilla, raisin, alcohol, hints of smoke and wood. Thick, sticky, that a little reminds a cough mixture.
Nickls (1883) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tan head, and purely dark brown. Fair amount of hops in the aroma, grapefruit, wood, and roasty maltiness. Earthy flavors, dark roasted malt and a bit of smoke and dark fruits. Warming, viscous and oily. Solid.
BeerandBlues2 (10031) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Nickls. Pours black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (nutty, roast, toast, biscuit), average hops (grassy, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of earth, mushrooms, and prunes. Flavor is heavy malt (nutty, roast, toast, biscuit), average hops (grassy, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of earth, mushrooms, coffee, and prunes. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish. Very earthy beer.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011 180mL red wax 2010 ed bottle #555 with a big thanks to nickls for sharing! What a treat. Tsarina Esra pours a tepid to flat muddy brown with heavy opacity. Not super enticing. The aroma is very interesting: orange dark chocolate, potpourri, heavy clove and dried citrus peel, mild cognac/Grand Marnier, spiced rum, orange liquor. Taste is soft, spicy, dark chocolate bitter, big orange spice and cognac. Palate is rich, soft, oily, full. Would like some more! 5/9/2011 8/3/7/4/15=3.7
180mL 2009 ed bottle. The pour is a tawny deep ruby with a thick, brown head erupting (almost impossible to pour a bottle this small and generate a head- but it can be done). Sticky lace. Nose is red licorice but opens up into cinnamon and fudge. Taste is silky, milk chocolate, heavy fudge and brownies. Very rich and silky palate. 7/13/2011 8/4/7/5/15=3.9
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Svend, consumed at 4 years of age. Pours deep, deep opaque brown, nice light brown head. Aroma has brown sugar, chocolate, fudge, caramel, sherry-like, hints of figs, dates and coffee. Taste has brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, sherry notes, figs, dates, coffee and roast, very sweet. Could use a bit more hoppiness to balance some of the sweetness. But really nice aside from that.